A form of literary autobiography, the personal essay allows us to ruminate on truths from our own life experiences. Every Wednesday this month, the Irish Essayist series will see writers test the continually-expanding essay format to…
For Rita Bonny
I thought I'd found solace in your being still alive,
Still walking, sometimes shakily,
Still breathing, sometimes with a rattle.
False assurances seemed essential
Having watched your mind evaporate…